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Arnaldo-Caprai Sagrantino Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 1996

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This was tight and tough offering up some evolved scents of dusty, old books and dried funghi on the nose that was joined by hints of mint and braised beef. With a big, rich entry this offers a very tannic medium bodied feel with solid blueberry fruit behind the softening tannins. The quality of the fruit is almost Australian with a noticable vanilla top note. The finish offers some contrasting minerality but remains tough and ruggged. This is still painfully young. Drink 2002-2020

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Arnaldo Caprai:
In 1971 Arnaldo Caprai, a successful textile businessman, bought the Val di Maggio estate to fulfil his dream of producing his own wine. He started off with only five hectares. As time went by he believed more and more in the great potential of the local varieties and most of all in Sagrantino. He kept buying land in the surroundings. In 1988 his son Marco Caprai started managing the winery an... Read more
In 1971 Arnaldo Caprai, a successful textile businessman, bought the Val di Maggio estate to fulfil his dream of producing his own wine. He started off with only five hectares. As time went by he believed more and more in the great potential of the local varieties and most of all in Sagrantino. He kept buying land in the surroundings. In 1988 his son Marco Caprai started managing the winery and with his passion and determination gave the necessary impetus to the production of top quality wines. Since 1991 huge investments are driven into the acquisition of new vineyards, scientific research and technological innovation. The winery starts a collaboration with University of Milan and other Instututes of Research in order to improve the results of production. After a few years, new clones of Sagrantino are identified. the experimentation goes on both on the agronomic and enological sector. The 1993 "Riserva" of Sagrantino di Montefalco, created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the company, makes of Marco the acclaimed new star in the Italian wine making panorama. Since 1995 we have been reaping the fruits of a hard work made of investments and research to offer the best of our territory. Our goal today is the same as thirty years ago. Careful and constant work aiming at excellence, research and innovation in the agronomic and enological sector, communication of the culture and identity of our region. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Arnaldo-Caprai Sagrantino Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,030
3.50 5
02/11/2009

This was tight and tough offering up some evolved scents of dusty, old books and dried funghi on the nose that was joined by hints of mint and braised beef. With a big, rich entry this offers a very tannic medium bodied feel with solid blueberry fruit behind the softening tannins. The quality of the fruit is almost Australian with a noticable vanilla top note. The finish offers some contrasting minerality but remains tough and ruggged. This is still painfully young. Drink 2002-2020




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